Tag Archives: Educator

SmartGurlz CEO Sharmi Albrechtsen is Today’s Honoree

SmartGurlz CEO Sharmi Albrechtsen is a robotics aficionado, educator, author and mom with a passion for closing the diversity gap in technology. In 2015, Sharmi started SmartGurlz after becoming frustrated with the lack of STEM toys available for her daughter. The SmartGurlz flagship product, … Continue reading

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Allergy Awareness Educator Melissa Rycroft is Today’s Honoree

Melissa Rycroft, former Bachelor contestant and Dancing with the Stars Season 8 winner, is involved in an education and awareness effort, sharing about her experience suffering from year-round indoor and outdoor allergies. Her hope is to help other allergy sufferers know that there … Continue reading

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Media Mogul Mia Dinoto is Today’s Honoree

At just 16 years old, Mia Dinoto is a multi-hyphenate media mogul in the making. Her wit, spunk, and girl-next-door-realness has garnered her a massive YouTube following on her Mia Dinoto YouTube (458,000 subscribers with 60+ million views) and a blossoming acting … Continue reading

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Author Meg Raby is Today’s Honoree

About the Book: My Brother Otto is a child-friendly, endearing, and fun picture book for children about the love, acceptance, and understanding a sister, Piper, has for her little brother Otto, who is on the autism spectrum. The author, Meg … Continue reading

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Author Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu is Today’s Honoree

“Happiness is good, but is not enough. Peace is good, and is enough,” posits Dr. Iyabo Ojikutu, author of Permanent Happiness: The only way to find peace, joy and your life-given purpose. Being happy is typically a temporary state, she … Continue reading

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Author Dr. Adam Sáenz is Today’s Honoree

Acts of violence are on the rise in our schools, and the knee-jerk reaction is to increase physical security — even to the point of arming teachers — and essentially turn our schools into fortresses. Increased physical security may be … Continue reading

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International Speaker Khalil Osiris is Today’s Honoree

Khalil Osiris is an international speaker on restorative justice and transformational leadership.  An author, educator and activist, he spent 20 years of his life in prison and while there earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston University. He transformed … Continue reading

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